(During a leadership development seminar, Apurva Sharma (shown above) strikes an intriguing pose while assisting the photographer setting up his tripod. Apurva and the rest of the organizing committee had just finished setting up a room for a theme party. )
How are ya today?
Good, good., doing good
Great well how about we get started by you tell me a little bit about your self.
Ok, I moved to the U.S. in 2007. I am an international student. I finished my high school degree in India and just finished college at the University of San Jose with a degree in Marketing. I have an electrical engineering science background from India, but after I came here I was like, there are more things to do. I graduated in December and have been working for Nichols for about 1 month now.
Nice, so what kind of passions do you have?
Ya, my passions, I like music; I listen to music 24 hours. I listen to all genres, I am not very picky. I just don’t listen to hip-hop or mainstream. I like to workout, I like to cook., Ya, I love cooking food, and feeding people if anyone is down. I cook some mean Indian food.
Cool, so what was it that brought you to the states, and then eventually to Onmego Inc.?
Well, my dad asked me if I wanted to go to the states when I was done with my high school degree. And so I sent out my SAT’s from India and decided on San Jose because I was working with engineering mainly. And that’s really that.
As far as Onmego goes. The Director of Operations at Codinghouse, Udita Plaha, was in one of my marketing classes and she posted a job saying, “we have this opportunity if you are interested”. At that time I had graduated and was looking for an opportunity. So then I talked to Nick on the phone and he said there was an opportunity for me if I was interested in helping out on his project. I really like how Nick put it up, and I really like Nick’s personality, and his approach. I take him as a mentor right now for me to grow as a business individual in Silicon Valley.